“It’s hard not to feel a little guilty about wearing a swim suit when you’re in the middle of a really hot summer day.
But you’re not alone.
Many of us don’t even wear the right swimsuit every day,” said Sarah Wurzer, a 25-year-old professional swimmer who lives in Florida.
“Even if you’re a really fit guy, you’ll be wearing a tank top, shorts, a shirt and a pair of sneakers.”
“There’s just this constant tension between trying to stay cool and having a good time,” Wurze continued.
“You need to think about your outfit and how it fits your personality.”
The New York Post reported that many teens in the United States are dressing in a way that mimics their superhero selves, in hopes of avoiding being bullied and becoming popular with their peers.
“A lot of my friends are really into superhero stuff,” said a 19-year old student at a high school in Ohio.
“I’m a big fan of Batman.
I think the coolest thing about superhero movies is that they have a little bit of everything.”
According to the report, the students also dress in a costume that is similar to what superheroes wear on screen, and sometimes even has a little element of humor.
Many parents and teens are using these costumes in order to help their children stay in shape, keep themselves safe, and have fun.
“A little bit like superhero movies,” said the student, who also wishes to remain anonymous.
“There’s definitely a lot of pressure on the kids to wear something they feel good about, and a little more like the real thing.
It’s nice to not have to worry about how they look.”
The study suggests that kids and teens will dress like superheroes because they think it’s cool, but they don’t want to look bad.